Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Travis Paul Murphy

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Travis Paul Murphy

I thank God for good men and women like Travis Murphy. I am honored to be currently making tribute plaques to remember each of the fallen officers that we have lost in Phoenix. These will be placed in the soon to be dedicated "Hall Of Heroes" at the FOP Lodge #2 in Phoenix.

It hurts my heart everytime I have to make one of these plaques. It breaks my heart when I see the pictures of the families that will never have their Dad home again.

I wrote a special tribute that is dedicated to their families, especially the children, of these fallen officers. It's for those left behind, their loved ones, their friends and their brothers.

"Standing In The Way"

"God, please bless my family while I am away
I had not planned on leaving them this way
Give them peace to know that we'll be together someday
I'll wait for them, watch for them, but here I must stay

Care for my brothers that may have to pass this way
For protecting, defending others each and every day
It's a hard path, a straight and narrow way
But one that we choose; to make a difference someway

The shield may require a heavy price to pay
But I took an oath to stand in harms way
To my brothers, my friends, my family I pray
Never forget that "I Stood In The Way!"

May God bless you Travis Murphy!

PLEASE NOTE: This tribute has been copyrighted and is the property of Michael Sublette. HOWEVER, the use of this tribute is freely granted for use by any non-profit organization by contacting me at (602) 647-2149.

Michael Sublette
citizen of Mesa, Arizona

August 15, 2010


I've been out of town for about a month and just found out about your death. I'll miss running into you downtown on my transport runs. My heart aches for your wife and kids, but rest assured we're all looking out for them.

You rest easy, brother, we've got the watch from here. You're deeply missed but we'll never forget you... Take care buddy. I'll come by to see ya when I get home.

To the family of Travis, I had the honor of bumping into him at the jail bringing prisoners in. I can remember the last time I saw Travis... I had a real pain suspect who just would not stop running his mouth and while my partner had the guy up for mug shots, he got mouthy with Travis... we joked that that guy was an "equal opportunity jack ***". I'm going to miss Travis. Thank you for sharing him with the law enforcement community.

Rest in peace, Travis.

J. Haworth P11577
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

July 5, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

We're so sorry for your loss guys. We'll ride for them and be there for you as much as we can. Prayers, thoughts, and love go to you all from us.

Police Unity Tour Rider

Ofc. Meredith Elrich
Hollywood Police Department

June 29, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with the wife and young children of this dutiful officer.

Al Zeitner

June 24, 2010

God Bless Ofc. Murphy and give the family strength to pull through this difficult time. Let them never forget the sacrafice he made to protect the people of his community. Rest in peace.

TFC/Ret B Blocher
Maryland State Police

June 21, 2010

While it has been several weeks now we are still remimded of you. We have a pic of you on our bulletin board to remind us of what this city has lost. Many blessings to your family. Watch over and protect us all. RIP......

MCSO Transportation

June 21, 2010

Travis, You will never be forgotten. I await the day i am able to shake your hand and say thank you for the hero that you are.


June 21, 2010

Today is Youre golf tournament Brother,Every year I live here in Arizona and am with the Department I will be there to remember you!


June 19, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Murphy and the Phoenix Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Murphy, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 16, 2010

The loss of a single officer is tough enough. I scan this web site alot to be reminded of the constant dangers and memorialize those brave men and women who fell standing between good and evil. But, when I find a member of the PD from the town I grew up in my heart sinks further. I am truley sorry for the loss and for the inhuman people who do this. God Bless him, his family and his department.

CPT Chad Smith
Ft Bragg Police/ PMO

June 15, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 11, 2010

The members of the 71st Precinct Special Operations Unit send their condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Murphby. His sacrifice in the line of duty while protecting the citizens of Phoenix will never be forgotten.

Lieutenant Steve Weiss
New York City Police Department

June 9, 2010

Rest in peace, brother. May God be with the family of Officer Murphy during this time of mourning. We've got the watch from here.

BL Mitchell, Patrol

June 9, 2010

How sad. A 2 week old son.... My heart goes out to you and your family. We are coming up on the 9th anniversary of the death of my son-in-law. He was about your age and left a wife and 4 year old daughter. May you rest in peace and may your family find comfort in God. God bless you and your family and friends in this time of lose. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.


June 8, 2010

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Officer F. Puntoriero #6848

June 7, 2010

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

June 7, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

June 7, 2010

Travis you were far to young & full of life to leave us. I hope this poem can help to comfort your loved ones left here. It helped me.


And if I go,
While you’re still here---
Know that I live on,
Vibrating to a different measure
--behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
So you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
--both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest,
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
…I will be there.

By Colleen Hitchcock

Lisa Schultz
wife of Don Schultz PPD 4410 EOW 5-12-2004

June 6, 2010

On behalf of the NJSP Troopers and family members we are sorry for your loss and the loss of this young officer. May your soul rest in eternal peace. I wish for your family that memories of times of laughter and love fill their hearts during the most difficult times....

Thank you for your sacrifice...

Your family is in our thoughts


June 6, 2010

Rest in peace Brother...... To Officer Travis P. Murphy I render a final Salute.

PO KJ Jones
North Greenbush, NY PD

June 6, 2010

Rest in peace Brother...... To Officer Travis P. Murphy I render a final Salute.

PO KJ Jones
North Greenbush, NY PD

June 6, 2010

Officer Murphy, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

June 5, 2010

R.I.P. Officer Murphy. May the Lord wrap your family in his loving arms and provide them the comfort and strength they need at this time.


June 5, 2010

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Sgt Joseph Caragiulo
Miami PD (Retired)

June 5, 2010

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